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Thursday 23rd Feb 2017

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Each week, your friends at Mastersball will post the results of the weekly LABR FAAB run, featuring the winning bid as well a the runner-up bids. There are three LABR leagues, a 12-team AL only, 12-team NL only and 15-team Mixed League. You can see the complete standings for each league by clicking on the appropriate heading, located just under each player photo.

Included with each league report will be commentary from a Mastersball staff member participating in that league. We invite you to ask questions and post comments at the bottom of the report.

All contingency bids for awarded players are included. Sometimes, this bid is tied to a player that the owner received, so at times the bid amount is larger than the winning bid. We are including it to provide as much information and context as possible with each report.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

tylerholt

SUCCESSFUL BIDS

Tyler Holt, CLE $7 KFFL.com 7
Eric O'Flaherty, OAK $6 Baseball HQ 6 SiriusXM 1
Scott Baker, TEX $1 SiriusXM 1
Danny Valencia, TOR $1 ESPN.com 1
Sam Fuld, OAK $1 KFFL.com 5 ESPN.com 1

UNAWARDED BIDS

Juan Francisco, TOR ESPN.com 1
Endy Chavez, SEA SiriusXM 1

Perry Van Hook's Commentary.

With only five dollars left and nothing great available I decided to wait a week and see if I could catch a September call up next week.

Meanwhile this week Eric O’Flaherty went for $6 to BHQ’s Dave Adler and Tyler Holt went for $7 to KFFL.com and the other three players went for a dollar each.

And we wait for next week and hopefully some September call ups of note.

Todd's Take

Sorry -- drawing a blank. Just a few guys filling in holes.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

dilsonherrera

SUCCESSFUL BIDS

Jorge Soler, CHC $40 Sandlot Shrink 40 USA TODAY Sports 19 Baseball HQ 17
Colton & The Wolfman 3 RotoWire - DVR 2
Dilson Herrera, NYM $15 RotoExperts 15
Dylan Axelrod, CIN $9 Sandlot Shrink 9
Chris Valaika, CHC $5 Sandlot Shrink 5
Nolan Reimold, ARI $2 Baseball HQ 2
Andrew Lambo, PIT $1 Colton & The Wolfman 1

UNAWARDED BIDS

Matt Duffy, SF Baseball HQ 2
Andrew Susac, SF Baseball HQ 2
Alfredo Marte, ARI Baseball HQ 1
Donovan Solano, MIA Baseball HQ 1
Wil Nieves, PHI Baseball HQ 1

Lawr Michaels' Commentary

As we would expect, the big ticket item in NL LABR was the Cubs next big thing--of which they will have many over the next year or so--Jorge Soler, who went to the Sandlot Shrink and Bob Radomski for just $40 (by comparison, that is $7 less than I spent on Joe Panik).

Bob fought off four wannabe owners, who submitted shots ranging from $3-$19, though, meaning with a month to go, and the FAAB purses depleted, Mr. Radomski could have walked away from the fray with Soler and still had $20 for some fun remaining September commodities.

In fact, Bob dropped $9 on the first Major Leaguer named Dylan, with Dylan Axelrod, and then $5 on Cubs corner-man Chris Valaika, but the push might prove to be too little, too late.

RotoExperts Lenny Melnick, looking for some September stick, sunk $15 in Mets infielder Dilson Herrera, and from there things dropped to the $2 Doug Dennis gave for the up-and-down Nolan Reimold, while Glenn Colton and Rick Wolf spent $1 for the Bucs Andrew Lambo.

With a month to go, and call-ups eminent, there are still a few dollars out there, as in the $35 Eric Karabell and the $24 Lenny possesses, and then host Steve Gardner's $21, with just two teams (Fantasy Insiders Derek Carty and Dalton del Don of Yahoo!) have shot their entire FAAB wad,

It should be interesting to see how the end of year FAAB machinations go.

Todd's Take

Better late than never? The paucity of in-season help thus far makes those emerging now that much more helpful. Sure, three months is better than one but the three months wasn't available. It's all relative.

MIXED LEAGUE

jorgesoler

SUCCESSFUL BIDS

Jorge Soler, CHC $30 Rotowire-Colton 30 ESPN.com 20 Baseball HQ 11
MLB.com 5 USA TODAY Fantasy 5
Shane Greene, NYY $5 MLB.com 5
Delmon Young, BAL $3 USA TODAY Fantasy 3
Miguel Gonzalez, BAL $3 MLB.com 3
Ender Inciarte, ARI $2 USA TODAY Sports 2 USA TODAY Fantasy 1 Bloomberg Sports 1
James Jones, SEA $1 Bloomberg Sports 1

UNAWARDED BIDS

Jacob Lamb, ARI USA TODAY Fantasy 2
Jose Ramirez, CLE USA TODAY Fantasy 1

Todd Zola's Commentary

For those needing some steals, Inciarte is running every chance he gets, swiping seven the past couple of weeks.

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